I Built A Suit Of Armor

Last night, while in the comfort of an office I have grown to love, I found myself simultaneously in a room full of people that were laughing at me. I was on my therapist’s couch but I was also frantically trying to find out what everyone was laughing at. I was begging familiar faces of people that I love and trust to explain what I had done wrong. But no one would. And that’s when my brain built a suit of armor. … More I Built A Suit Of Armor

The Calm In Me

How long will I be seasick?
We’ve been at this for days
The compass is unreadable
Bouncing in the waves
When you asked me to go fishing
I thought that meant you knew 
Where to go to catch these men 
In this great big blue
But everything seems harder now
Each task made more complex
By the ups and downs of all the waves
And water on the decks  … More The Calm In Me

Gray Smoke

Gray has been my hue lately. I covet the inner peace that once accompanied the days I spent by still waters. Right now, the stillness torments me. It feels like I’m trying to paint this vibrant picture with my life as the brush, but it always comes out a dull gray. I crave the passion … More Gray Smoke

Community: and why we need it

We are moving quickly away from systems of support to systems of solitude by teaching people that it is “every man for himself” instead of “every man for every other man.” The longer we continue to act as if love is a currency that can be handed out to people of a certain skin color or gender, who believe in certain religious doctrines and theologies, and who make certain lifestyle choices that we decide are deserving- the farther we are from furthering Peace. … More Community: and why we need it

Forget the Monsters

[C•H•I•L•L] to be able to really relax, in a way that puts my soul to sleep; to numb the muscles that receive my worries; to forget about monsters {not made of the things of nightmares but of passing anxieties and the concerns that cross the mind in the dull moments of the day} waiting outside … More Forget the Monsters